Coronavirus: HK, obligation to mask indoor public places – Last Hour

(ANSA) – ROME, JULY 22 – The Hong Kong government has announced that tomorrow the use of the mask will be mandatory in all indoor public places and not only on public transport, as is already the case: the decision, made known today by health minister Sophia Chan, she was taken to deal with a third wave of coronaviruses in the former British colony. Cnn reports it.

In addition, all travelers arriving from nine countries considered to be at high risk – including the US and Kazakhstan – will have to prove that they are negative for the coronavirus test within 72 hours of their flight. According to Chan, these additional measures are necessary to contain the new spread of the virus, which in the last 14 days has resulted in additional 605 infections transmitted locally.

“There is a high risk of a major epidemic in the community,” the minister warned: “If the numbers continue to rise, we cannot rule out the imposition of stricter social distancing measures.” (HANDLE).